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NYTimes: In a Divided Land, Lessons in Living Together

The International Summer School for Religion and Public Life gathered 29 devout Jews, Muslims, Christians and radical secularists from 15 countries in Nicosia to expose them to one another's viewpoints http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/16/world/europe/16iht-letter.html

Cyprus Mail: Cyprus at the Smithsonian Museum

Starting next month, the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. will be hosting an exhibition titled "Cyprus: Crossroads of Civilization" to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Cypriot Republic. The exhibition features 126 archeological artifacts that exemplify Cypriot history.

http://m.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus/cyprus-smithsonian/20100807


Chicago Tribune: "Our trip was unaffected by strikes"

In a recent article about his recent holiday in Athens and Mykonos, Scott L. Powers explains that recent political turmoil has little affect on tourists & travelers. 


NY Times: Turkey & the Euro

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Turkey, Turning to the East, Asserts New Economic Power
By LANDON THOMAS Jr. (NYT)
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/06/business/global/06lira.html?emc=tnt&tntemail0=y
Turkey is closer to fulfilling the criteria for adopting the euro than most of the troubled economies already in the euro zone.

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Cypriots Speculate Over Spy's Escape
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704699604575342991962704142.html?KEYWORDS=larnaca
As police continued to search for an alleged Russian spy master who jumped bail here on Wednesday, Cypriots were dwelling on what the blunder says about their local institutions and the peculiar sway Russia holds on the island.

NY Times: New Turkish Cypriot Leaders Says Talks to Resume

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By SEBNEM ARSU (NYT)

The newly elected leader, Dervis Eroglu, sought to quell fears that he would block United Nations negotiations to resolve the island's status.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/20/world/europe/20cyprus.html

BBC News - Cyprus peace talks: UN chief urges courage

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The UN secretary-general says he is encouraged by efforts to find a permanent solution to the division of Cyprus.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8490453.stm


NY Times: Is Greece's Debt Trashing the Euro?

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Published: February 7, 2010
Greece's problems, and those looming over its neighbors, have laid bare the dangers of divergent fiscal and political policies in the euro zone.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/07/business/global/07greece.html




BY KATHERINE EASTLAND
Nicosia
February 1, 2010


When churches fall completely out of use
hat shall we turn them into?
Philip Larkin, 'Church Going'

Soon after the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974, the roof of St. Andronikos church in Kythrea caved in and fell into its sanctuary...

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Cyprus leaders start fresh talks

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Talks on reunifying the divided island of Cyprus intensify, with the leaders of the Greek and Turkish communities starting new negotiations.

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8451593.stm